POSITION: Vice President of Operations
I grew up in Toledo, OH. I was involved in a few volunteer groups in high school. When I went to Ohio State University, I joined a community service/musical theater group. After college, I was looking for a way to give back to my community. That is when I found Give Back.
What excites me about 2017:
I am excited to use the lessons that I learned and the confidence that I gained last year as Interactive Events Coordinator to make some new and better events this year.
What makes GBC unique:
Where to start? Give Back is unique in that it is an organization made up completely of volunteers – we don’t have a single member who is paid for their time. This means that we get people running the organization who are doing it because they are passionate about it. It is also unique in that it has the “no guilt” policy, meaning that we don’t force members to pay dues or come to a minimum number of events. This creates an atmosphere where members can feel comfortable coming to the events because the want to and not because they have to. The list goes on, but I’ll stop here!
Favorite GBC Event:
Paint the Town is my favorite event. It is a long, hot day filled with hard work, but you get a great sense of accomplishment at the end of the day, plus you can immediately see the difference that your work has made on the homeowners and the community.
Why others should get involved:
Give Back is a unique organization. It allows you to come to as many or as few events as you want, no questions asked, so there is no pressure. It is a powerful group of young professionals who are making a palpable difference in the city. Anyone who is interested in donating some of their time to making a difference should join.
I have a third-degree black belt in Kenpo Karate, so watch out!